Postcolonial and Decolonial Feminisms
This course examines central themes and questions in feminist postcolonial and decolonial theory and politics including the following: What is the relationship between colonialism, imperialism, and occupation (both historical and contemporary) to racial, gender, and sexual hierarchies? How have struggles for gender, racial, indigenous, caste, and sexual justice challenged these hierarchies? What is the relationship between postcolonial and decolonial theory and practice? What are decolonial feminist approaches to methodology and epistemology? What alternative models of state, family, and economics have emerged in decolonical struggles? Throughout the course, We will examine the interplay of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality in relation to these questions.